Philadelphia Police Officers Being Trained To Administer Anti-heroin Drug To Potential Overdose Victims
Officers in the East Division began being trained in January to use Naloxone, also known as Narcan, to reverse a drug overdose.
As Camden County officials tout the success of having their officers carry Narcan to treat apparent overdose victims, officials in Pennsylvania say Harrisburg’s delay is costing lives in that state.
Police say they were looking for a man wanted on a contempt charge. In a motel room they found two women breathing but unresponsive.
“We’re calling it an epidemic. It’s statewide in New Jersey and I think it’s in Pennsylvania as well, from everything we can tell.” Cape May Prosecutor Robert Taylor said.
A rash of heroin overdoses has law enforcement officials in Camden worried that drug users may be at risk from unusually potent drugs.
Law enforcement officials say some recent heroin overdoses in Camden are linked to an extremely dangerous batch of the drug that could be fatal.